NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Sun, 21 Dec 2014 02:56:30 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[Inwood Evening Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/evening-yoga1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/evening-yoga1 Date: July 29, 2014

This yoga class is appropriate for all ages and abilities. Wear comfortable clothing. Bring your own mat and water. No class in case of rain. Please follow us on Facebook for most up-to-date weather info.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395ca4044f9a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:23 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-felix-hernandez-rhythm-revue http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-felix-hernandez-rhythm-revue Date: July 29, 2014

Felix Hernandez is in the business of remembering the good ol’ days. Hernandez’s wildly popular radio show, Rhythm Revue, takes on a life of its own at New York’s Roseland, where three thousand disciples regularly come to hear Fernandez spin the sounds of the past and boogie down. Felix Hernandez will rock the crowd once again at SummerStage again with his mix of soul, Motown, funk, salsa and disco dance classics. Bring your dancing shoes.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1117 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ecae504b89.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:05 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Conor Oberst with special guest Dawes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-presents-conor-oberst-with-special-guest-dawes5 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-presents-conor-oberst-with-special-guest-dawes5 Date: July 29, 2014

Conor Oberst is a New York City-based singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska. He has been writing and recording music since 1993. In that time he has recorded and performed in many bands and musical collaborations, most notably Bright Eyes, his main musical vehicle for the past decade. His solo album – Upside Down Mountain – will be released on Nonesuch Records in May.

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Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm
Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only

Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-1399

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/52faacf4cbd8e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:09 EST
<![CDATA[Shape up NYC: Zumba Fitness with Maxie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/shape-up-nyc-zumba-fitness-with-maxie Date: July 29, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise with latin inspired dance steps.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 17th Street and Seagirt Boulevard (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.5948, -73.7509 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:30 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Poetry]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/bryant-park-reading-room-poetry Date: July 29, 2014

Featuring the Poets of Sibling Rivalry Press: Saeed Jones, Rickey Laurentiis, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Wendy Chin-Tanner, Valerie Wetlaufer and Cheryl Boyce-Taylor.

Presented in partnership with Sibling Rivalry Press

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:27 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Functional Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/shape-up-nyc-functional-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/shape-up-nyc-functional-training Date: July 29, 2014

This total body workout addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories and improve cardiovascular health. T

his class is co-taught by instructors who are part of the Shape Up NYC Fitness Instructor Training Program.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Astoria Park Track (in Astoria Park)

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Q004 Astoria Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7767, -73.9258 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:26 EST
<![CDATA[Pilates Fitness Guru]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/pilates-fitness-guru http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/pilates-fitness-guru Date: July 29, 2014

These Pilates Mat Classes with the Fitness Guru will teach you to properly activate the muscles of your abdomen and back to create an incredible amount of stability in your torso.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Empire Fulton Ferry (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:00 pm 40.7039, -73.9924 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:58 EST
<![CDATA[Flicks on the Beach: When Harry Met Sally]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/flicks-on-the-beach-when-harry-met-sally http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/flicks-on-the-beach-when-harry-met-sally Date: July 29, 2014

Join Flicks on the Beach for a special screening of the classic romantic comedy When Harry Met Sally.

Bring a blanket or chair to the beach and settle in for a night of laughs and romance.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 594-7895

Location: The Beach (in Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk)

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B169 Coney Island Beach & Boardwalk 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 7:30 pm 40.5728, -73.9797 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:37 EST
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: July 29, 2014

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, King Lear. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. For more info on getting tickets, visit the Shakespeare in the Park tickets page.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:18 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: July 29, 2014

Urban Theatre Movement's Handball, written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and directed by Brenda Banda delivers an explosive take on gentrification in New York City. The play tracks a park filled with characters as unique and diverse as the city itself. Tempers flare as new transplants work to make their mark while old residents struggle to maintain their way of life. Over the course of two hot, summer days we watch a once lively, buoyant park become extremely tense as each character struggles to find their way and survive while witnessing their neighborhood falling apart. Stories become intertwined, power is shifted and change reveals itself to be inevitable. Handball tells the story of modern-day urban America and the people struggling to find their way in it.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d86d357053.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:11 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Night: Free Willy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-movie-night-free-willy-pg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-movie-night-free-willy-pg Date: July 29, 2014

Free summer movies are here, brought to you by New York Restoration Project! Bring a picnic and blanket, and enjoy an evening under the stars.

Complimentary hot popcorn will be served. Movie begins between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. at sunset.

Dates and times subject to change. Visit NYRP Calendar before attending.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Beach 17th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:00 pm 10:30 pm 40.5934, -73.7512 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88b1120c6b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:52 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Despicable Me 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/summer-movie-series-despicable-me-2 Date: July 29, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Despicable Me 2, Gru and the minions are back, this time to help the Anti-Villain League track down the most powerful criminal yet! Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park)

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R106 Bloomingdale Park 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5354, -74.2083 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5bc836252.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:53 EST
<![CDATA[Arts, Culture & Fun Film Series at Sunset: To Catch A Thief]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-to-catch-a-thief http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/arts-culture-fun-film-series-at-sunset-to-catch-a-thief Date: July 29, 2014

Watch To Catch A Thief as the sun sets over the West Village!

NYC Parks' Arts, Culture & Fun program brings you a free, summer film series on the rooftop of Tony Dapolito Recreation Center. Bring a blanket, picnic and friends! The first 50 people will get in, and doors will open one hour prior to screening time.

In To Catch A Thief, Cary Grant is at his charming, sophisticated best. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, this comedy-adventure follows retired jewel thief Grant, who is suspected of committing new thefts when an imposter copies his methods along the glamorous French Riviera. As he tries to catch the real burglar, he falls in love with cold hearted Grace Kelly who is accompanied by her diamond-encrusted mother. A suspense film in the best Hitchcock tradition featuring a dazzling rooftop escape sequence. 1995 © Criterion Pictures, USA.

Start time: 8:15 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 242-5418

Location: Tony Dapolito Recreation Center

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2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:15 pm 10:00 pm 40.7295, -74.0055 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53921bd067ca1.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:40 EST
<![CDATA[Red Hook Flicks: Fried Green Tomatoes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/red-hook-flicks-fried-green-tomatoes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/29/red-hook-flicks-fried-green-tomatoes Date: July 29, 2014

Red Hook Films are shown at Valentino Pier, on the Brooklyn waterfront. The screen is set up in front of a Civil War-era warehouse, with sweeping views of the harbor and the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop.

This film tells the story of a housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Valentino Pier

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B418 Valentino Pier 2014-07-29 2014-07-29 8:30 pm 40.6784, -74.0183 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:03 EST
<![CDATA[Sunrise Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunrise-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunrise-tai-chi Date: July 30, 2014

Start your day out right; come enjoy Sunrise Tai Chi classes with Robert Martinez, certified Tai Chi Instructor on the beautiful David Rockefeller Linden Terrace. Suitable for all levels. Wear comfy clothing and bring water.

Please check back for heavy rain and weather/air advisory cancelations.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Linden Terrace (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 am 7:30 am 40.8617, -73.9335 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537253657d16e.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:12 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park FitClub: Boot Camp with The Rise NYC]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-fitclub-boot-camp-with-the-rise-nyc Date: July 30, 2014

NYC’s premiere community-driven pop-up fitness group, TheRise NYC, brings boot camp to Midtown with a distinctive blend of cardio and strength training. No equipment necessary.

Start time: 6:30 am

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 am 7:00 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:00 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-with-sacred-sounds-yoga Date: July 30, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park!

Join us for summer health and fitness with Sacred Sounds Yoga. Classes meet at Garibaldi Plaza, Bring your own mat.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 30, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:35 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 30, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:25 EST
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 30, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown.

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:07 EST
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 30, 2014

Austrian artist, Thomas Stubbings, A Street Photography documentary performed in the Bronx, New York City and Vienna, Austria, gives insight into the daily lives of both cities. Capturing moments of related subjects, it shows the differences and similarities of two places so far apart and yet so near.

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:19 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: July 30, 2014

It's not too late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:49 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Tots Soccer & Pee Wee Basketball]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-tots-soccer-pee-wee-basketball Date: July 30, 2014

All little ones (5 and under) are welcome at this introduction to soccer and basketball.

Tots Soccer: 9:30– 10:30am; Pee Wee Basketball 10:30 – 11:30am.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: 311

Location: 71st Street Soccer Field and Basketball Courts (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 9:30 am 11:30 am 40.7805, -73.9882 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:01 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Hamilton Metz Field]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-sports-experience-hamilton-metz-field Date: July 30, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., flag football from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and baseball from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Hamilton Metz Field

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B193 Hamilton Metz Field 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.6626, -73.9409 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:02 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Workshops at the Conference House: Music Making]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-music-making http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-music-making Date: July 30, 2014

Listen and learn about music children played in colonial times. Make your own instrument to take home! For ages 6 - 12. Taught by Colleen Siuzdak.

**Pre-registration is required with payment**

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:04 EST
<![CDATA[Sit Aerobics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sit-aerobics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sit-aerobics Date: July 30, 2014

A seated exercise class that raises the heart rate and improves balance, with minimal impact on joints. For adults and seniors.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 771-2787

Location: St. Johns Recreation Center

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.6735, -73.9348 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:38 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: July 30, 2014

It's not to late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 3 - 5 years runs from 7/8 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:50 EST
<![CDATA[Body Sculpting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/body-sculpting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/body-sculpting Date: July 30, 2014

This total body adult workout class addresses muscle strength and endurance while keeping the heart rate up to burn calories.

Enjoy fun, continuous movement to great music.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 11:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:50 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Early Bird Game Social]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-early-bird-game-social Date: July 30, 2014

Join us at our all new weekly Game Socials to meet up with like-minded players interested in the same games as you.

The Early Bird Game Social gives you a chance to start the day in the park, and warm up your mind with games that get you thinking like dominoes, Scrabble, cards or Boggle.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:59 EST
<![CDATA[Mommy and Baby Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/mommy-and-baby-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/mommy-and-baby-yoga Date: July 30, 2014

Designed for mothers, fathers or caregivers and babies eight weeks old to crawling, this yoga class brings families together for a gentle exercise session in a beautiful garden setting. Stretch, breathe and bond with your child while meeting other parents Led by certified instructors from Yoga for Bliss. Mats provided.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b1ad1cf3f28.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:32 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga for Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/healthy-summer-mornings-sacred-sounds-yoga-kids-edition Date: July 30, 2014

Yoga for Kids with Sacred Sounds Yoga. It's never to early to tap into the inner peace that yoga presents. Yoga for kids is the perfect introduction to what will become a lifelong passion.

Bring your own mat. All children must me accompanied by an adult, and all adults must bring a child.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 30, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 30, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:14 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Larger Than Life]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-larger-than-life http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-larger-than-life Date: July 30, 2014

Hailing from New York, MC Vin, John, Esjae and Kevin (among others), set out to start the ultimate boy band tribute show, bringing back the hits of artists the likes of Backstreet Boys, New Kids On The Block, Nsync and 98 Degrees! They also feature classic hits from The Temptations, Jackson 5 and more. Larger Than Life strives to light up that spark, bring back those colors and good times that - deep inside - never truly left our hearts. The combo is not simply a tribute band: their show engages the audience unlike anything else out there! Don’t miss the time to jump on this crazy pop machine and let the music tell you the rest of the story.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Playground for All Children (in Pelham Bay Park)

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X039 Pelham Bay Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8485, -73.8256 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613eb52f37b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:06 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: NY Chinese Cultural Center]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-ny-chinese-cultural-center http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-ny-chinese-cultural-center Date: July 30, 2014

The spectacular dance program features traditional folk dances performed by NYCCC students. Audiences will be treated to a variety of regional and folk dances, such as the Mongolian, Uygur, Tibetan, and Tai dances that showcase the rich diversity of China’s different regions. Come experience the richness of Chinese dance and arts & culture in this exciting family show!

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Flagpole at 41st Street & 6th Avenue (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.6486, -74.003 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613f9ba11f3.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:06 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Vered and the Babes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-vered-and-the-babes http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-kids-presents-vered-and-the-babes Date: July 30, 2014

It’s not hard to understand why songstress Vered is adored by NY parents. Her voice is lush, her songs funny and poignant, and her upbeat melodies and playful harmonies are reminiscent of a doo-wop band. Her album, Good Morning My Love, was a Gold Award Winner from both the Parents' Choice Foundation and from National Parenting Publications and was named by Laurie Berkner a 2012 favorite (USA Today). Parents often say that Vered’s music is like a soundtrack to life with their little ones, adding melody and bounce to the ups and downs, joyful interactions, and daily routines. Her band, Vered and the Babes, bring a variety of instruments including pots and pans, french-horn and trumpet, and always have the kids and parents jumping and singing along. “With warmth enough to melt the polar ice cap, the love, understanding, and humor emerge…circumspect, insightful, and filled with joy" (Parents' Choice Foundation.)

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Seward Park

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M082 Seward Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7148, -73.9892 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53613d7742771.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:06 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess & Backgammon]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-chess-backgammon http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-chess-backgammon Date: July 30, 2014

Game boards, including chess and backgammon, are available for a small few. Endorsed by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:57 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-games Date: July 30, 2014

Take a break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From Scrabble and mancala to dominoes and Jenga. Visit bryantpark.org to find weekly Game Socials and Clinics for Board and Party Games, Mah Jongg, and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:03 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 30, 2014

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Bring a friend, or sign up with our park attendant, who can arrange a friendly game.

Paddles and balls provided free of charge to all skill levels.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:18 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Putting Green]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-putting-green http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-putting-green Date: July 30, 2014

Practice your technique, perfect your distance and speed, or bring the kids to play on the green, all free of charge. Golf balls and clubs are provided.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:24 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Kubb]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-kubb http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-kubb Date: July 30, 2014

Learn the Scandinavian lawn game, also known as Viking Chess. To win, knock over your opponent’s blocks with wooden pins. Never played? Our attendant will teach you.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: The Green (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7539, -73.9846 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:14 EST
<![CDATA[Magician Wayne 'Superius' Garland]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/magician-wayne-superius-garland http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/magician-wayne-superius-garland Date: July 30, 2014

Children will love this magical presentation starring Wayne "Superius" Garland, the original Hip Hop magician, ventriloquist, comedian.

Sposored by Councilman Eric Ulrich

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 97th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach)

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Q164 Rockaway Beach 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5827, -73.8176 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:26 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Juggling]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-juggling http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-juggling Date: July 30, 2014

Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons. All skills are welcome and equipment is provided.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Bryant Park

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 12:00 pm 1:00 pm 40.7537, -73.9836 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:07 EST
<![CDATA[Rockaway! Exhibit from MoMA PS1: The Surf Club]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/rockaway-exhibit-from-moma-ps1-the-surf-club Date: July 30, 2014

Rockaway!, a free public arts festival sponsored by the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy (JBRPC) to celebrate the reopening of Fort Tilden and recognize the ongoing recovery of the Rockaway peninsula, opens June 29 and continues through September 1, 2014. Invited by the Rockaway Artists Alliance (RAA), an association of artists based in and around the Rockaways, and the JBRPC, MoMA PS1 has assisted and supported the conception of this festival.

One component of the festival is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with the Honolulu Biennial on the grounds of the newly restored Rockaway Beach Surf Club on Beach 87th Street in Rockaway Beach. Following Hurricane Sandy, the Surf Club was the one of the largest relief centers on the peninsula; their organization facilitated and directed over 5,000 volunteers, with major contributions from MoMA PS1. The exhibition celebrates the efforts of the Rockaway community of surfers and artists in rebuilding their neighborhood.

For details and times of the rest of the exhibit, please visit the Rockaway! website.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rockaway Beach Surf Club (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk)

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Q162 Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 12:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.5889, -73.8121 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:12 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-reading-room-author http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-reading-room-author Date: July 30, 2014

Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes (A.K.A. Jay & Silent Bob) discuss their book Jay & Silent Bob's Blueprints for Destroying Everything. The dynamic twosome from Clerks make a rare appearance in honor of their new book, an illustrated collection on how to wreak havoc wherever you go.

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 12:30 pm 1:45 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:26 EST
<![CDATA[Adaptive Activities]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/adaptive-activities http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/adaptive-activities Date: July 30, 2014

This program provides a sampling of adaptive sports and fitness programs. An excellent opportunity for adults and seniors with both physical and mental disabilities to play and learn modified sports.

Recreation center membership is required. Visit the recreation membership page for more information.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 218-2380

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 1:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:22 EST
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/recycletoart Date: July 30, 2014

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. Children under 10 years must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 2:00 pm 3:30 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:02 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Family Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-family-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-family-festival Date: July 30, 2014

The Sunset Family Festival is a series of beach and boardwalk events including fireworks, family entertainment, snacks, and vendors. For more information, visit the Sunset Family Festival website.

Start time: 4:00 pm

End time: 11:00 pm

Contact phone: (347) 466-1767

Location: Sand Lane and Capadanno Blvd. (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)

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R046 Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 4:00 pm 11:00 pm 40.5904, -74.0666 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:12 EST
<![CDATA[City Chicken Institute: Bronx]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/city-chicken-institute-bronx http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/city-chicken-institute-bronx Date: July 30, 2014

New York Restoration Project's City Chicken Institute has come to the Bronx! Visit our live chicken coop and learn about the benefits of raising your own flock in an urban setting.

Schedule:

  • 5:30 – Garden gates open
  • 6:00 – Workshop begins
  • 6:45-7:15 – Open House and Q&A with instructor

Dates

  • July 30 – Care & Share: Share What Makes Your Flock Thrive
  • August 27 – Intro to Chicken Keeping
  • September 24 – Chicken Health and Wellness (Co-taught by Dan Carr, a livestock farmer at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture)
  • October 29 – Preparing for Winter (Workshop begins 30 minutes earlier due to earlier sunset.)

We're also holding chicken-keeping workshops in Brooklyn!

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:15 pm

Contact phone: (212) 333-2552

Location: Paradise on Earth

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 5:30 pm 7:15 pm 40.8269, -73.8939 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ac432ebde0d.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:50 EST
<![CDATA[GreenThumb Workshop: Beekeeping 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/greenthumb-workshop-beekeeping-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/greenthumb-workshop-beekeeping-101 Date: July 30, 2014

Please join Gemma Garcia and GreenThumb for this basic beekeeping workshop.

We will show you how the hive is built and the basic things you need to know about keeping bees in your community garden. Learn about the life cycle of the bees, the different members of the bee family and the roles they play in the hive and gardens. You will also learn about the benefits of keeping bees in community gardens (aside from delicious honey) as well as the steps involved in getting trained as a beekeeper and starting a hive of your own.

RSVP required.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 788-8070

Location: St. John Cantius Parish

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 5:30 pm 7:00 pm 40.6675, -73.894 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:48 EST
<![CDATA[Little Red's Hood]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/little-reds-hood http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/little-reds-hood Date: July 30, 2014

Enjoy this enchanting classic fairy tale with a modern twist.

Presented by Puppets in the Park and sponsored by City Parks Foundation.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 235-4100

Location: Elton Street and Jamaica Avenue (in Highland Park)

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Q020 Highland Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.6836, -73.8857 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:25 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Hatha Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-hatha-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-hatha-yoga Date: July 30, 2014

Find refuge from city life with a blissful yoga class! Reduce your stress levels and increase energy by working with your body and breath. This sunset session is led by Yoga for Bliss instructor Joanne Salomone. All levels welcome. Sessions are held outdoors, indoors in inclement weather. Call (718) 549-3200 x245 by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the class for program updates. A limited number of mats are available onsite, please bring your own mat. Drop-ins will be accommodated as space permits. Participants must present their Member’s ID card or a printed program registration form at the front gate.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 7:30 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a88756b5753.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:12 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents Ingrid Michaelson / Neulore / Secret Someones]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-presents-ingrid-michaelson http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-presents-ingrid-michaelson Date: July 30, 2014

Proceeds from this concert help make possible over 100 free SummerStage programs.

SummerStage Member exclusive presale: Wednesday, May 14 at 12 PM - Friday, May 16 at 12 PM
General on sale: Friday, May 16 at 12 PM

Doors 5:00 PM | Show 6:00 PM


In the past two years, Ingrid Michaelson -- who'll drop her fifth studio album, "Lights Out" (Cabin 24/Mom+Pop) on April 15 -- has vaulted from overachieving indie-pop sweetheart to a bona-fide pop star. Her last release, "Human Again," debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard album chart (plus No.1 on iTunes). This achievement merely crowned the considerable success Ingrid had already earned with her previous compositions: beautiful, idiosyncratic songs that have been prominently featured in popular films, television and on regular rotation in commercials. Her DIY approach to making music -- composing her own songs, co-releasing albums on her Cabin 24 imprint, building an organic following through music-licensing, and back in her MySpace days (where she was discovered in 2006), promoting herself -- was a slam-dunk. Now, it had evolved into a well-oiled machine, The New York Times even weighed in, declaring her songwriting "smart," her tunes "irresistible" and her live show "seamless." Then, says Ingrid, "Everything just came to a screeching halt." While helping out seriously ill relatives, her dog died. Soon after, Ingrid herself fell sick with serious stomach issues. "My whole throat was on fire for a few months. I had to stop writing," she says, of the time between April and August 2013. "I was so ill, I couldn't sing." After seeing countless doctors -- "like, three a day" at its worst -- she got better and was able to resume writing "Lights Out." For someone associated with crafting sunny tunes about escapism, a creative detour into dusk seemed almost inevitable. Technically, "Lights Out" refers to the two words uttered on Ingrid's tour bus when everyone's ready to call it a night. But given recent developments, it's become a metaphor for contemplating mortality and letting go -- themes more thoughtful than they are dark. The album builds into intensity, but is anchored by the swelling pop-affirmation "Time Machine" and the sweetly buoyant "Girls Chase Boys," which fits squarely into her existing catalog. "We thought of that song as the bridge for people. I'm still respecting what people want, but showing them what I can do," she explains, adding: "Some of the songs, like 'Over You,' are written to sound like relationship-y songs, but they're not." The ethereal "Handsome Hands" is arguably "Lights Out"'s most left-of-center offering. "The song is about death, but it's also about the higher power," she explains. "In moments of desperation, even the most non-religious people pray. When you're pushed to your limits, you look for help from something other than yourself." Similarly, "Wonderful Unknown" is a positive, if beguiling narrative about the fears and uncertainties of growing old with your spouse, which she delivers in a lower register. An after-effect of her illness? "I don't think I've lost part of my voice," she explains, "but my voice has somewhat changed." Perhaps more dauntingly, "Lights Out" also marks Ingrid's entry into a brave new world of songwriting. Recorded in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville, the album features six producers and ten co-writers, including singer-songwriters Katie Herzig and Trent Dabbs, as well as the very in-demand Busbee (Pink, Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum). "With every other record, I've always written all of the songs. I've worked with one producer. And we've stayed in one room," she says. "I've been such a control freak about my songs! But if you can get with the right person, there are ideas you could never come up with. It totally opens doors." And with opportunity comes meaningful change. "It's funny. It doesn't even feel like I wrote 'The Way I Am,'" Ingrid says of her platinum break-out single, recorded seven year ago. "It's a memory." She'll continue to perform it live as she tours "Lights Out" -- just stripped-down, recasting the flittering ditty into something weightier. "It feels like a little girl wrote that song. So much has happened to me in life."

NEULORE was formed in Nashville, TN in the Autumn of 2009 to tell stories of hope. After releasing a well-crafted EP, "Apples & Eve", they have begun to take their heartfelt songs to the masses. With a live show that not only entertains, but affects, leaving the audience with a sense that anything is possible, Neulore is captivating the hearts of all who draw near. Describing their sound as "truth in modern tones" and boldly stating that "the new folk music has arrived" they are firmly rooted in the tradition of community, the pursuit of wisdom, and the telling of timeless stories from a fresh perspective.

Secret Someones is the new project from NYC singer/songwriters Bess Rogers, Lelia Broussard, Hannah Winkler & drummer/multi-instrumentalist Zach Jones. Drawing inspiration from bands like Weezer, Talking Heads, and the entire Tom Petty catalog, the band is pure songwriting excellence. Loud, fun, and catchy as hell, Secret Someones are collectively bringing it, and they're just getting started.

Venue Rules
Please do not bring alcoholic beverages, glass, bottles, coolers, pets, bicycles, rollerblades, folding chairs, beach umbrellas, video cameras or tape recorders. No professional camera gear, telephoto lenses, or flash photography is allowed. All bags are subject to search. Beer and wine are for on­site consumption only and may not be removed from the venue. The distribution or sale of unauthorized promotional materials is not permitted.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53723108af0c9.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:09 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Care Captain Training]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/milliontreesnyc-treelc-care-captain-training Date: July 30, 2014

Sign up to become a TreeLC Care Captain, and learn how to lead your own tree care workshops and events!

Care Captain trainings empower enthusiastic tree stewards to offer tree care workshops to their neighbors and friends. You will learn all the steps to running a workshop; seasonally specific tree care strategies and tips; community organizing and event coordination skills, and gain an in-depth understanding of the MillionTreesNYC initiative.

Who can attend?

New Yorkers who are interested in leading local tree stewardship, who commit to planning a community tree care event engaging at least 10 community members and caring for at least 10 trees. Our Care Captain program is a good fit for representatives of block associations, classrooms, neighborhood groups or other civic organizations.

Registration is required.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6803

Location: The Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.7676, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53737ae44a20c.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:31 EST
<![CDATA[New York Euripides Summer Festival 2014 Presents Andromache]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-2014-presents-andromache http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/new-york-euripides-summer-festival-2014-presents-andromache Date: July 30, 2014

When the Trojan War ends, Andromache becomes a slave who now has to protect her son from her husband's new wife.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 781-3631

Location: The Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 40.8264, -73.9412 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53ab45958067a.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:47 EST
<![CDATA[Delving Into Fort Tryon Park's Past With Sidney Horenstein]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/delving-into-fort-tryon-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/delving-into-fort-tryon-parks-past-with-sidney-horenstein Date: July 30, 2014

Join Sidney Horenstein, geologist and Educator Emeritus at the American Museum of Natural History, as he leads his geology, history, and natural history walk through Fort Tryon Park.

Stroll through the park with Sid and discover its historical features, still visible today, as well as its outstanding rock exposures and trees.

This program is generously supported by the Greenacre Foundation and the Fort Tryon Park Trust.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8593, -73.9341 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:12 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park After Work Music: Ayo Awosika]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-after-work-music http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-after-work-music Date: July 30, 2014

Enjoy original music from NYC's most talented singer-songwriters and bands, curated by two acclaimed musicians: inventive and Obie Award winning Ethan Lipton, and East African vocalist and SONY/OKeh recording artist Somi.

Tonight's featured musician: Ayo Awosika
The American-Nigerian vocalist and songwriter is a multi-instrumentalist with a distinct, soulful and highly addictive sound, and has performed with great jazz artists across the US.

Curated by Somi.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:55 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Salute to the Sun Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-salute-to-the-sun-yoga Date: July 30, 2014

End your day with relaxing Hatha yoga in a beautiful sunset setting.

Suitable for all fitness levels. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: The Plaza at 66th Street (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.777, -73.9907 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f37a9a15ac.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:59 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Garden Walk]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-garden-walk http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-garden-walk Date: July 30, 2014

Join a Wave Hill Garden Guide for a mini tour of one of Wave Hill’s magnificent gardens. Tours vary by week: come back on another evening for a glimpse of a different garden area! Free with admission to the grounds.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8991, -73.9119 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53b184829e134.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:12 EST
<![CDATA[Checkmate 101]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/checkmate-101 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/checkmate-101 Date: July 30, 2014

Come learn how to take your chess game to the next level with Zebedee Collins! The class is best for beginning players, but all players are welcome.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 pm 8:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:48 EST
<![CDATA[Family Capoeira]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/family-capoeira http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/family-capoeira Date: July 30, 2014

Capoeira is a unique Brazilian art form that has evolved over centuries into an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, music, and acrobatics. Some of capoeira’s benefits include strength, flexibility, stamina, overall fitness and confidence. Benefits of capoeira for kids include promoting social interaction and sense of belonging, building confidence, discipline and self esteem, promoting a healthy lifestyle so children become active, and healthy, and develop cultural awareness and tolerance. Wear comfortable clothing.

Capoeira was developed in Brazil, but its history extends to Africa and tribes from Angola. Slaves living on Brazilian Plantations who weren’t allowed to openly practice traditional forms of self-defense developed an ingenious method of disguising their training by combining it with dance-like movements, singing, and the rhythms of primitive instruments.

Start time: 6:30 pm

End time: 7:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 569-4112

Location: Indian Road Lawn (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:30 pm 7:30 pm 40.8728, -73.9195 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/538f683ebbb52.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:29 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Yoga]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-yoga http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-yoga Date: July 30, 2014

Practice yoga overlooking the beautiful Hudson River with a variety of certified local yoga instructors while basking in the glow of the setting sun. Arrive early, and bring a towel or yoga mat and water.

Please note: Abby’s Lawn is slightly sloped and there are some uneven spots. Rain or wet ground cancels.

Start time: 6:45 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Abby's Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 6:45 pm 8:00 pm 40.8621, -73.9333 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5372554ad5dfc.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:13 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Music: Kora Musicians Salieu Suso & Malang Jobarteh]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-music-kora-musicians-salieu-suso-malang-jobarteh http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-music-kora-musicians-salieu-suso-malang-jobarteh Date: July 30, 2014

A high point of each Sunset Wednesday includes a live performance on the grassy expanse of the Great Lawn, overlooking the majestic Palisades.

Tonight’s performers, master kora player Salieu Suso and his nephew Malang Jobarteh, perform together this evening. The kora is a 21-string African harp played by the traditional storytellers of West Africa, known as griots in French and jeli, jail, guewel or gawlo in African languages. Salieu Suso was born into a family of traditional Gambian musician/historians that extends back nearly 1,000 years. A descendant of JaliMasy Wulayn Suso, the inventor of the kora, Suso began his training at the age of eight and has performed throughout Africa and Europe. Free with admission to the grounds.

Please note: Gardens are open until 8:30 p.m. Wave Hill House, Perkins Visitor Center, Glyndor Gallery, The Café and The Shop at Wave Hill open until 7:30 p.m. Order dinner from Wave Hill exclusive caterer Great Performances, and you have the makings of a superb summer evening. Check the Wave Hill website for the schedule for Sunset Wednesdays. There is free shuttle service to and from Metro-North and the #1 subway. No guest passes or reciprocal admission accepted.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 549-3200

Location: Wave Hill

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X209 Wave Hill 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 8:00 pm 40.8987, -73.9125 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a8911726832.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:13 EST
<![CDATA[Sunset Pilates]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-pilates http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/sunset-pilates Date: July 30, 2014

Join Lou Cornacchia, founder of Cobble Hill’s Body in Balance Studio, for an Intermediate Pilates Mat Class.

Students will learn proper technique, core muscle strength, spinal alignment and shoulder stabilization.

Classes are open to ages 16 and up.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 5 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 40.6947, -74.0016 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:13 EST
<![CDATA[SummerScreen: Heathers]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerscreen-heathers http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerscreen-heathers Date: July 30, 2014

SummerScreen is a free outdoor movie series that takes place on Wednesdays in July and August in McCarren Park in Williamsburg. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with food vendors and live music. Films begin at sundown.

In Heathers, a girl who half-heartedly tries to be part of the "in crowd" of her school meets a rebel who teaches her a more devious way to play social politics: killing the popular kids.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Bedford Avenue and North 12 Street (in McCarren Park)

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B058 McCarren Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 40.7203, -73.9545 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:04 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Lisette Melendez / Coro / George Lamond / hosted by Mick Benzo in association with Universal Zulu Nation and the 40th anniversary of Hip-Hop culture]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-lisette-melendez-coro-george-lamond- http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-lisette-melendez-coro-george-lamond- Date: July 30, 2014

Lisette Melendez is an American freestyle/Latin pop/dance-pop singer. Her debut album Together Forever was propelled to gold status after her smash hits "Together Forever" and "A Day In My Life (Without You)" both sold over 700,000 copies in 1991. Both songs were such big dance music hits that they are credited as helping renew interest in Freestyle music in the early 90s, which had been fading in popularity due to the rise of mainstream pop music and grunge at the time. Melendez was born and raised in East Harlem. Melendez' childhood inspirations include her mother and aunt, who sang in a church choir and community theater. As a teenager she honed her singing voice by emulating Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler. In high school she became a fan of Puerto Rican freestyle music singer Lisa Lisa who had many dance hits. Melendez, also of Puerto Rican descent, was inspired by Lisa Lisa's success. In 2008 Lisette teamed up with famed music producer Carlos "After Dark" Berrios and performed two new tracks "I Need a Lover" and "Don't Ever Say" on albums Don't Look Back Sessions One &Two.

Coro is a Latin freestyle singer and actor of Cuban and Dominican heritage, who first had roles in numerous episodes of the star's hit television series, Miami Vice. While appearing on Vice, Coro struggled to put together a group to get his singing career off the ground. His first efforts never took off, but in 1987, Coro met Stevie B, who was enjoying the success of his first hit record and getting ready to tour. After a stint as a backup vocalist and dancer for Stevie B, the New York-born and Miami-raised Coro made the move back to his native Manhattan to initiate a solo singing career. Coro partnered with freestyle music producers Zahid Tariq and Todd Terry in 1989,. Coro's first single, "Where Are You Tonight", became the #1 dance record in New York and Florida. The song reached the Top 25 on Billboard 's club chart and put Coro on the road doing shows in dance clubs across the country. On his self-titled debut album, Coro collaborated with producers Zahid Tariq and Ziggy Gonzalez to create a selection of up-tempo dance tunes like "Can't Let You Go", "Where Are You tonight", "My Fallen Angel" and ballads such as "Missing You".

George Lamond began singing backup for various artists before landing a solo deal with Columbia Records. Lamond is known for his lyrical spinto tenor vocal quality, not found in most tenors of today. His first album, Bad of the Heart, released in 1990, had underground dance hits like "Bad of the Heart", "Look Into My Eyes" and "Without You". Lamond has also released a couple of salsa albums and scored a number of hits on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks. 2001 saw the release of his highly acclaimed salsa album GL on Sony Records, and in 2006, Lamond returned with the release of his album Oye Mi Canto, bringing a new sound to his music career. The album was a combination of reggaeton, bachata and salsa, with seven songs produced by G1E Productions. In 2008, Lamond released a new single, "What is Love", on an album titled Don't Look Back - Session 2 produced by famed freestyle producer, Carlos "After Dark" Berrios, and a cover of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin", released on Robbins Entertainment and produced by Giuseppe D. Lamond is featured on the Lucas Prata cover of Level 42's "Something About You", found on Prata's Never Stop Dreamin' album, also produced by Giuseppe D.

Mickey Bentson aka Mick Benzo owns and runs rap-oriented Pay Up Management. He was one of the founding members of the Zulu Nation, arguably the most important catalyst for hip hop. He has previously managed Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Everland and Big Punisher, and he now manages Ice-T and Fat Joe.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Clove Lakes Park

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R005 Clove Lakes Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 9:00 pm 40.6174, -74.1117 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534ecd1fea813.jpeg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:08 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Reading Room: Jonathan W. White & "Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/bryant-park-reading-room-nonfiction Date: July 30, 2014

Jonathan W. White will discuss his nonfiction book, Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln.

Produced in partnership with New-York Historical Society

Rain information: In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Reading Room (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7542, -73.9833 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:26 EST
<![CDATA[Dancing Under the Stars]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/dancing-under-the-stars http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/dancing-under-the-stars Date: July 30, 2014

Join us for an evening of free dance lessons.

Finale on July 30th will include live band.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 x301

Location: Little Bay Park

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Q010A Little Bay Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:00 pm 8:30 pm 40.7896, -73.787 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:11 EST
<![CDATA[Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/eugene-ionescos-rhinoceros Date: July 30, 2014

Join us as we view Ionesco's absurdist comic, masterpiece and answer the question: Do we join the masses or do we remain ourselves, alone?

Bring a blanket and we'll see you there.

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 9:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 567-5255

Location: The Peninsula (in Inwood Hill Park)

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M042 Inwood Hill Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:30 pm 9:30 pm 40.8744, -73.9205 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:22 EST
<![CDATA[Zumba under the Stars with Lisa G aka RockaZumbaWay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/zumba-under-the-stars-with-lisa-g-aka-rockazumbaway Date: July 30, 2014

Get in shape with this popular form of exercise and dance that combines Latin and African dance steps.

Sponsored by Sweet and Low

Start time: 7:30 pm

End time: 8:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 318-4000

Location: Beach 108th Street Hockey Rink (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk)

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Q163 Rockaway Beach Boardwalk 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 7:30 pm 8:30 pm 40.5797, -73.8297 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:36:00 EST
<![CDATA[NYC Parks Summer Movie Series: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-movie-series-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-movie-series-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-meatballs-2 Date: July 30, 2014

See our city one movie at a time. Throughout July and August, NYC Parks is showing free movies in its parks and recreation centers! No RSVP required, just bring yourself and a blanket to sit on.

In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Flint Lockwood's infamous weather invention is back and churning out food-animal hybrids in this delicious sequel. Rated PG.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time: 10:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Seaside Wildlife Nature Park

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R145 Seaside Wildlife Nature Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 8:00 pm 10:00 pm 40.5402, -74.1418 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539f5c89d7b82.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:53 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Urban Theatre Movement's Handball By Seth Zvi Rosenfeld Directed By Brenda Banda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summerstage-urban-theatre-movements-handball-by-seth-zvi-rosenfeld-directed-by-brenda-banda Date: July 30, 2014

Urban Theatre Movement's Handball, written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and directed by Brenda Banda delivers an explosive take on gentrification in New York City. The play tracks a park filled with characters as unique and diverse as the city itself. Tempers flare as new transplants work to make their mark while old residents struggle to maintain their way of life. Over the course of two hot, summer days we watch a once lively, buoyant park become extremely tense as each character struggles to find their way and survive while witnessing their neighborhood falling apart. Stories become intertwined, power is shifted and change reveals itself to be inevitable. Handball tells the story of modern-day urban America and the people struggling to find their way in it.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater (in Marcus Garvey Park)

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M058 Marcus Garvey Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 8:00 pm 40.804, -73.9454 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534d86d357053.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:11 EST
<![CDATA[Shakespeare in the Park: King Lear]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/shakespeare-in-the-park-king-lear Date: July 30, 2014

Revenge, rage, grief and delusion thunder upon the Delacorte as Tony® and Emmy® Award winner John Lithgow takes the stage as one of theater’s great tragic heroes, King Lear. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs Shakespeare’s classic drama about a King who loses everything—including his mind—when he disowns his favorite daughter, and finds himself betrayed in return.

New York's most treasured summer tradition, Free Shakespeare in the Park, celebrates its 52nd season in Central Park's famous Delacorte Theater. Love and madness, laughter and tragedy combine for a uniquely thrilling season of exciting theater and exceptional performances under the stars. Join over 5 million people who have enjoyed The Public Theater's free performances and experience the heights of romance and the depths of duplicity in a setting unlike any other, in the heart of Manhattan.

Free tickets to the 2014 season will once again be distributed in the Park, online via the Virtual Ticketing Lottery, and in the five boroughs of New York City. For more info on getting tickets, visit the Shakespeare in the Park tickets page.

Start time: 8:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Delacorte Theater (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 8:00 pm 40.7799, -73.9688 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:18 EST
<![CDATA[RiverFlicks Big Hit Wednesdays: The Lego Movie]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/riverflicks-big-hit-wednesdays-presented-by-citi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/riverflicks-big-hit-wednesdays-presented-by-citi Date: July 30, 2014

Heroes and hustlers come together on the waterfront this summer in Hudson River Park! See the Stars, under the stars - watch all of your favorite blockbusters from last year on the big screen, again! This time around, they’re all free! Hudson River Park’s RiverFlicks has all of last year’s favorite big screen hits!

A lowly Lego figure joins a group that includes both Batman and Superman, intent on battling an evil force after a case of mistaken identity. Chris Pratt, Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, and Alison Brie make up the all-star voice cast.

Presented by CITI.

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 63

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2014-07-30 2014-07-30 8:30 pm 40.7491, -74.0092 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53558d68c90ad.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:10 EST
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pier I Picture Show presents "The Princess Bride"]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/30/summer-on-the-hudson-pier-i-picture-show Date: July 30, 2014

This year’s theme: Getting to Know You! Riverside Park’s staff favorites.This film was selected by the Director of Volunteers & Horticulture Lynda Tower. Pack a picnic and bring a friend. Open captioned.

The Princess Bride: "A classic fairy tale, with swordplay, giants, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, and yes, some kissing (as read by a kindly grandfather)." IMDB.com

Summer on the Hudson programming is free to the public. Seating is limited, unreserved, and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 1-2 hours before the event. If there is heavy rain at the time of the event, the event will be cancelled. Up to the minute cancelation information will be posted on our twitter @summeronhudson and if the event is canceled the Parks calendar website will be updated to reflect that (about 2 hours before the event). No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation. No rain dates are scheduled. If attendance reaches maximum capacity management reserves the right to close participation.

The film will begin when it is dark enough to see the image on the screen which is dependent on the sunset, generally around 8:30pm. Seating will open at 6:30, and is first come first serve and people can reserve chairs for their friends once onsite. We put out chairs (about 250 of them) and they normally fill by 7:30 and ground seating is available in front and behind the chair section. Front ground seating is for blankets/butts on ground (the pier is hard made of pavers) & picnics are welcome if trash is disposed of properly. Dogs are welcome. People may bring their own chairs and place them behind our chairs on the dark pavers, if they choose to bring them. There is no seating or standing in the Southern aisle of the pier

Start time: 8:30 pm

End time: 10:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Pier I (in Riverside Park South)

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M353 Riverside Park South 2014-07-30 2014-07-30 8:30 pm 10:30 pm 40.7797, -73.9889 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/531f3879448c6.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:57 EST
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Wake Up Yoga with Atmananda]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-wake-up-yoga-with-atmananda http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-wake-up-yoga-with-atmananda Date: July 31, 2014

Start your Thursday mornings getting centered with Atmananda Yoga Sequence’s Wake Up Yoga during Summer in the Square. Atmananda Yoga Sequence was inspired by a vision of community to create a haven where people can quiet their minds. The yoga studio specializes in Vinyasa yoga, which helps to promote proper alignment, and a deeper understanding of practice and well being. Every Thursday at 7 AM, one of Atmananda’s highly trained yoga instructors will lead a class on Union Square Park’s South Plaza.

Start time: 7:00 am

End time: 8:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:00 am 8:00 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/539713d71a839.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:52 EST
<![CDATA[Morning Fitness at Fort Tryon Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/morning-fitness-at-fort-tryon-park Date: July 31, 2014

Come to Fort Tryon Park and try something new. Join us on Saturdays, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings for one hour of walking, stretching, and strengthening exercises.

All of our fitness programs are free, led by trained professionals, and suitable for all levels. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water. Please check back for rain and weather/air advisory cancels. Fitness programs are canceled if the weather is lower than 20 degrees.

For a breath of fresh air, take your workouts outdoors. Parks are becoming a logical alternative environment for those who want to add variety to their work outs, or who just don't like the gym. And, it's an affordable way to increase physical activity opportunities, because there's nothing special to build.

Exercise with a view, in natural sunlight, with green scenery all around bestows health benefits that can’t be found indoors. Scientific studies have shown that the pleasure of being outdoors for example gives your brain, psyche, and immune system an extra boost.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 795-1388

Location: Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)

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M029 Fort Tryon Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.8606, -73.9338 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5395c8d750ccf.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:35 EST
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Tai Chi]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-tai-chi http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/bryant-park-tai-chi Date: July 31, 2014

Tai Chi and Eternal Spring are instructed by members of the Tai Chi Chuan Center. Open to all ages and experience levels.

Start time: 7:30 am

End time: 8:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Fountain Terrace (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 7:30 am 8:30 am 40.7541, -73.9845 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:31:29 EST
<![CDATA[Couch to 2 Mile Group Run]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/couch-to-2-mile-group-run http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/couch-to-2-mile-group-run Date: July 31, 2014

Brooklyn Recreation wants to get you running! Whether you're a beginner or training for long distance races, this free, weekly program taught by a qualified instructor will boost your endurance and get you in shape.

Runners will meet in front of the McCarren Play Center and do a two mile run with instructor Shakeem Snipe in and around McCarren Park. Bring a water bottle to stay hydrated. This program welcomes adults 18 and up.

Please RSVP at mccarrengrouprun.eventbrite.com to get started.

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 9:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: McCarren Play Center

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2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:00 am 9:00 am 40.7202, -73.951 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:07 EST
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: CrossFit With Reebok]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-with-reebok-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-crossfit-with-reebok-union-square-park Date: July 31, 2014

Get familiar with our new neighbors every Thursday morning at 8 a.m. at Reebok’s CrossFit class held on Union Square Park’s South Plaza. Reebok’s CrossFit Union Square program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. Begin your mornings with this 50-minute, heart-pumping class, which will guarantee a great start to your day!

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 8:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:00 am 10:00 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a19f30dc34b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:51 EST
<![CDATA[Yoga Vida at Washington Square Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/healthy-summer-mornings-yoga-vida Date: July 31, 2014

Healthy summer mornings at Washington Square Park presents Yoga Vida.

Yoga Vida brings their unique philosophy of making "yoga accessible and inclusive - without judgment, pressure or demands" to Washington Square Park.

Bring your own mat and join the fun!

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 9:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:30 am 9:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:54 EST
<![CDATA[Art in the Garden: Harvesting Our History: The Story of Queens Botanical Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/art-in-the-garden-harvesting-our-history-the-story-of-queens-botanical-garden7 Date: July 31, 2014

Get a sense of Queens Botanical Garden's past and how both the 1939 and 1964 New York World's Fairs influenced the Garden's development. This exhibit is created largely from the Garden's own archives with images that illustrate these important events in New York City's history.

Start time: 8:30 am

End time: 5:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-31 2014-07-31 8:30 am 5:30 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:30:35 EST
<![CDATA[HSBC Children's Garden Summer Session at QBG]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/hsbc-childrens-garden-summer-session-at-qbg Date: July 31, 2014

The HSBC Children’s Garden at Queens Botanical Garden offers hands-on discovery for ages 5 – 12 (children must be 5 years old by June 30, 2014). Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit QBG’s engaging 39 acres, and cook with the food they’ve grown.

Summer I — Mondays & Wednesdays, July 7–August 20, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 7–August 20: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 7–July 30: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 4–20: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Summer II — Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8–August 21, 9am to 4pm

  • 7 weeks: July 8–August 21: $810 QBG members / $900 non-members
  • July only: July 8–July 31: $477 QBG members / $530 non-members
  • August only: August 5–21: $360 QBG members / $400 non-members

Discounts apply to Family level memberships and above. Visit the Queens Botanical Garden to learn more and register.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 886-3800

Location: Queens Botanical Garden

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2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:00 am 4:00 pm 40.7515, -73.8262 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:07 EST
<![CDATA[The Bronx Meets Vienna: A Street Photography Study Exhibition]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/the-bronx-meets-vienna-a-street-photography-study-exhibition Date: July 31, 2014

Austrian artist, Thomas Stubbings, A Street Photography documentary performed in the Bronx, New York City and Vienna, Austria, gives insight into the daily lives of both cities. Capturing moments of related subjects, it shows the differences and similarities of two places so far apart and yet so near.

This exhibition is supported by the Austrian Cultural Forum NY.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:19 EST
<![CDATA[Fitness Walk at Joe Michaels Mile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/fitness-walk-at-joe-michaels-mile Date: July 31, 2014

Join other adults in a weekly fitness walking program that starts at the western end of Joe Michaels Mile (near the front of Fort Totten). No registration is required.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 10:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 352-4793 ext. 301

Location: Joe Michaels Mile: Western Entrance (in Crocheron Park)

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Q012 Crocheron Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:00 am 10:00 am 40.7888, -73.7821 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:36 EST
<![CDATA[Exhibition: Tomorrow's World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Corona Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/exhibitiontomorrows-world-the-new-york-worlds-fairs-and-flushing-meadows-corona-park Date: July 31, 2014

In celebration of the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the World’s Fairs, Tomorrow’s World will include never before exhibited vintage images from the Parks Photo Archive and private collections that illustrate the dynamic evolution and conversion of a vast industrial wasteland into New York City's fourth largest park. The World’s Fairs propelled this transformation, while serving as defining social and cultural events for two generations. The show will also include memorabilia, as well as two zodiac animals from Paul Manship’s vandalized Armillary Sphere from the second fair.

This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, please call (212) 360-8163.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 360-8163

Location: Arsenal (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:00 am 5:00 pm 40.7672, -73.9713 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a2edabde28b.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:25 EST
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Restore and Maintain the Wetlands of Randall's Island Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/restore-and-maintain-the-wetlands-of-randalls-island-park Date: July 31, 2014

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Volunteer with us to restore and maintain the wetlands in Randall's Island Park. Projects include trail maintenance, weeding, planting, litter, and debris removal, and surveying.

Please wear closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or work boots that can get sandy, dirty, and/or muddy. Please wear clothing that can get dirty, as well. Dress appropriate for the weather including protective eye wear such as sunglasses or a hat or visor to get some shade from the sun.

These events are rain or shine unless conditions are dangerous.

Start time: 9:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1899 x316

Location: Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park)

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M104 Randall's Island Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7932, -73.9254 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:09 EST
<![CDATA["Dances for a Variable Population" Movement Class]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/dances-for-a-variable-population-movement-class http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/dances-for-a-variable-population-movement-class Date: July 31, 2014

Enjoy the well being, community and expressive nature of dance. Experience moving in strong and creative ways in a class which focuses on greater mobility and access to movement.

Appropriate for adults of all ages and abilities.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)

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M098 Washington Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:30 am 10:30 am 40.7305, -73.997 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:11 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt Date: July 31, 2014

It's not too late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 5 - 13 years runs from 7/7 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 9:30 am

End time: 12:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 667-2165 ext. 1

Location: High Rock Gate (in High Rock Park)

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R088 High Rock Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 9:30 am 12:30 pm 40.5838, -74.1233 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:49 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Camp in the Greenbelt: Mini Camp]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-camp-in-the-greenbelt-mini-camp Date: July 31, 2014

It's not to late to register for camp this season!

Greenbelt Summer Day Camp for children age 3 - 5 years runs from 7/8 to 8/14 at High Rock Park.

For more information visit the Greenbelt Conservancy website below.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:50 EST
<![CDATA[Summer in the Square: Yoga StoryTime With Karma Kids]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime-with-karma-kids-union-square-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-in-the-square-yoga-storytime-with-karma-kids-union-square-park Date: July 31, 2014

StoryTime comes alive with puppets, songs, and yoga poses. Karma Kids invites babies through 6 year olds (and their grownups) to help lift stories off the page as they read and play yoga together! Build literacy skills and healthy bodies in this action-packed class. Yoga StoryTime with Karma Kids happens every Thursday morning at 10 AM during Summer in the Square!

Please bring a mat or towel.

(Free: Please check website to confirm event)

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 10:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: South Plaza (in Union Square Park)

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M089 Union Square Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 10:30 am 40.735, -73.9909 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53a19fd582485.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:52 EST
<![CDATA[Summer Sports Experience: Sunset Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-sports-experience-sunset-park Date: July 31, 2014

Join the Summer Sports Experience! It's just for kids, and it's a fun introduction to the fundamentals of sports.

This clinic covers basketball from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., baseball from 1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. and soccer from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration onsite is required for all Summer Sports Experience clinics in Brooklyn.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-8942

Location: Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park)

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B087 Sunset Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 4:00 pm 40.648, -74.0037 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:03 EST
<![CDATA[Finger Knitting]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-finger-knitting http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summer-workshops-at-the-conference-house-finger-knitting Date: July 31, 2014

Learn how to knit a scarf using only your fingers, no needles!

Suitable for ages 6 - 12. Taught by Claudia Albanese.

Please note: Pre-registration is required with payment

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 984-6046

Location: Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)

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R006 Conference House Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 12:00 pm 40.5026, -74.2518 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:04 EST
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Stretching, Toning, Relaxation]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/stretching-toning-relaxation http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/stretching-toning-relaxation Date: July 31, 2014

The relaxation technique, somewhat like yoga, makes you feel as though you are floating on water.

You may experience yourself drifting in and out of sleep during the gentle and quiet sessions. You will gain a deeper sense of well-being and relaxation, with a better understanding of your body and how it feels. If you suffer migraines or back or neck pain, the instructor will advice you on the specific technique to alleviate the area of concern.

Mats and materials are provided. Come in loose and comfortable pants and clothing. Most people remove their shoes.

Get ready to have an amazing experience. This is a very popular class.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 11:00 am

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 11:00 am 40.865, -73.8947 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:34:47 EST
<![CDATA[Weird, Wild & Wonderful]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/weird-wild-wonderful http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/weird-wild-wonderful Date: July 31, 2014

In homage to the beauty of the botanical world's most bizarre flora, the New York Botanical Garden invited members of the American Society of Botanical Artists to participate in a study of the eccentric, creating works of art based on visually unusual plants chosen by the artists themselves.

View the results of their efforts, 46 captivating paintings and illustrations of exotic specimens, on display in the Ross Gallery.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The New York Botanical Garden

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2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 40.8597, -73.8806 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:45 EST
<![CDATA[Dinosaur Safari: Mysteries Revealed]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/dinosaur-safari-mysteries-revealed Date: July 31, 2014

See more than 30 life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a 40-foot long tyrannosaurus rex, on this ride through the two-acre safari at the Bronx Zoo.

Learn about the different species of dinosaurs and their habitats, discover how fossils provide insight into what life may have looked like in prehistoric times and explore how animatronics work.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 367-1010

Location: Bronx Zoo (in Bronx Park)

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X002 Bronx Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 5:00 pm 40.85, -73.8808 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/534fef1ce78da.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:32:14 EST
<![CDATA[MillionTreesNYC TreeLC Workshop in the Manhattan]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/milliontreesnyc-treelc-workshop-in-the-manhattan Date: July 31, 2014

Help water and care for the 110,000+ new street trees that have been planted across New York City! Join the MillionTreesNYC to give trees a little "Tree LC" and stewardship, and help keep New York City green by coming to a free MillionTreesNYC tree care workshop where you will learn:

  • What is MillionTreesNYC?
  • How to identify trees in New York City
  • Benefits trees bring to our city
  • Tree Care - Water! Weed! Mulch! Plant flowers!

Workshops are focused on active tree care, so come ready to get your hands dirty and care for street trees along the sidewalk. Please wear closed-toed shoes and layered clothing that can get dirty. Tree stewardship is similar to gardening work, involving bending and kneeling on the sidewalk. Children are always welcome, and must be accompanied by an adult. All participants will care for trees using small gardening tools and watering buckets. Please dress for light gardening work, wear close-toed shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. All MillionTreesNYC events are rain or shine.

Registration is required.

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 760-6931

Location: West 183 Street and St. Nicholas Avenue

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2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:00 am 1:00 pm 40.837, -73.9401 Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:33:32 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Mama Akanke's Funky Folklore & More]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-kids-presents-mama-akankes-funky-folklore-more http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-kids-presents-mama-akankes-funky-folklore-more Date: July 31, 2014

Mama Akanke began her storytelling career while still a student at Howard University over 35 years ago. Challenged by her theatre professor to research and implement alternate forms of entertainment, she explored the world of storytelling and folklore through the lenses of Zora Neale Hurston and Katherine Dunham and became so inspired, developed and performed a one woman interactive participatory storytelling show for the D.C. Public Schools. Mama Akanke’ became a founding member of the Nubian Folklore Company; Sister Griots and Urban Griots. She has performed for audiences around the world for over 30 years as both a storyteller and actress to great acclaim. Well known for her imaginative interpretations of characters, her energy, her focus on literacy, magnetism and rapport with her audiences, Mama Akanke believes that every individual has the capacity to reach into their imaginations to understand other cultures and people in the world by actively engaging in their history and traditions. It is her hope that through her stories, songs and dances, the rich culture and beauty of people from the African Diaspora will be celebrated and passed on for generations to come. Mama Akanke has been featured as both a performer and director at venues throughout the world including: the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts; Howard University; Morgan State University; Syracuse University; Cornell University; The Apollo Theatre; The National Black Storytellers Festival; The National Black Theatre Festival; The University of Connecticut; The St. Gallen Theatre in Switzerland; The European Premier of the musicals “Raisin and The Sound of Soul” and a myriad of other venues. Mama Akanke incorporates her skills as a drama therapist, arts educator and interfaith minister to transform her audiences as she weaves funky folklore and more.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Van Cortlandt Park - SW Corner (in Van Cortlandt Park)

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X092 Van Cortlandt Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.8866, -73.8979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537e54509077d.JPG Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:06 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Kids Presents: Puppetmobile]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-kids-puppetmobile Date: July 31, 2014

City Parks Foundation is excited to announce the return of its popular PuppetMobile production, Little Red’s Hood. Little Red’s Hood is a fresh retelling of the classic “Little Red Riding Hood” tale updated with a modern sensibility that will appeal to kids. The production features a dozen, hand-made marionettes crafted by the expert puppeteers from the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre. Like many of today’s children, Little Red is a smart, young city slicker who is to focused on her smartphone to notice her surroundings. Wulfric is a misunderstood wolf with a sweet tooth. When Little Red travels from New York City to the country to deliver some cupcakes to her Grandma, she encounters a colorful cast of characters as Wulfric the Wolf tries to head her off at the pass. Little Red’s Hood is directed by Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre's Artistic Director Bruce Cannon and written by Liam Hurley.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone: (212) 360-8290

Location: Alfred E Smith Park (in Alfred E. Smith Playground)

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M194 Alfred E. Smith Playground 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7107, -73.9975 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/536115788e91f.jpeg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:07 EST
<![CDATA[SummerStage Presents: Ifetayo Youth Ensemble]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-presents-ifetayo-youth-ensemble http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2014/07/31/summerstage-presents-ifetayo-youth-ensemble Date: July 31, 2014

Since its inception in 1989, Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy has been dedicated to supporting the creative, educational, and vocational development of youth of African descent in Brooklyn and surrounding communities. The organization’s name comes from the West African Yoruba word "ifetayo" meaning "love is enough for joy" and captures Ifetayo’s approach to empowering youth, studying culture through the arts, and redefining community. The Ifetayo Youth Ensemble (IYE) is an award-winning performance group, recognized for their combination of artistic excellence and exploration of social issues. Members are youth of the African Diaspora ages 12 – 19 residing in under resourced communities of central Brooklyn, who thrive under the opportunity for education, art-making, and self-determination. IYE creates high-caliber original, socially relevant, and interdisciplinary performance works.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2014-07-31 2014-07-31 10:30 am 11:30 am 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/53615d3231df1.jpg Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:35:09 EST